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CSPAN
Aug 23, 2009 9:00pm EDT
book begins and ends as well. while long and the baker on the island is the minister. he used to splice tape for larry king in his early days in miami but he is a native bahamian and the real-estate agent and sold me the house and thought i would like to meet a couple, local couple of the island and he drove me to jimmy's house with his wife, hannah canadian by birth. after listening to two hours of stories just fascinating to me i realized he had never once told me what he did for a living and experience all these things people can read about in this book and not chosen the best stories of all the tales he told jul tell them and and his beautiful bahamian accent, he's a white bahamian, one of the minorities. his family has been there a couple hundred years. they were originally pirates, buccaneer pirates. he proceeded to tell me at one time as you will read about in the milk she was a huge drug trafficker between colombia and the united states and did so for a good decade before he was indicted by a uncle sam. >> host: you mentioned the unlikely beginning of this selection of this prof
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2009 12:00pm EDT
me to leave on a boat, and i accepted. i was at a house with several friends, and they caught us. and they took each up with of us home. >> what did you learn from that first attempt? >> what i learned from that first time was that i shouldn't trust anyone. >> although a known flight risk, chapman was reinstated to the national team enn in time for the world baseball classic this spring. for months he waited for the right opportunity to again try to defect. then on july 1, chapman and the national team arrived that the hotel in the netherlands. chapman said this was his best chance because he had his passport. >> when we arrived in a country, most of the time they collect our passports over at the airport. if they don't, they will do so when we arrive at the hotel. but at that moment, i think that god helped me. because they did not collect the passports. with his passport chapman had proper identification to quickly establish resident as i outside of cuba. but first he had to weigh the risks. >> i was very nervous about the decision i was about to make. we were in the lobby when we f
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2009 10:00pm EDT
dollar bills. new york or washington use the hundred dollar bills. >> host: height of see them that often. >> guest: maybe not in boston university them. i went over to this kids house and he had stacks of hundred sitting above his laundry and i followed them to vegas and they were making money. they made about $6 million playing blackjack. i joined the team for six months and that is where the story came from. >> host: where did this book come from? >> guest: "the accidental billionaires," i got an e-mail at 2:00 in the morning. i get this are e-mails and this guy was like i am a senior at harvard and i've got a great story for you. you hear that all the time and are not that excited. climate this kit for a drink and he shows up as this geeky kid who is the co-founder of facebook but no one ever heard of him because the only people know mark zuckerman but all the other kid. he was there in the beginning and told me this wild story. i love facebook and was a big fan of it and used it, so once i heard what happened i was pulled into it. >> host: and that was eduardo? >> guest: the gu
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2009 9:00pm EDT
detectives doing their job and what it means for us as a society. so it should be a very interesting book and hopefully another good bestseller. >> marji ross publisher of regnery publishing. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. it's a pleasure to see you. .. discusses his book with the speed with the editor-at-large at "esquire" magazine and author of the year of living biblically and the mill would all. >> host: hello. my name is a.j. jacobs. welcome to booktv's "after words." im the author of "the year of living biblically" and the upcoming guinea pig diaries here today with ben mezrich who has written a very interesting book about the founding of facebook called the accidental billionaires'. as the readers may know, you have pretty much created your own literary genre of the financial thriller, these books about a brilliant young men who beat the system somehow, make a ton of cash, get drunk and date a lot of supermodels. >> guest: i write about young kids doing wild things in that gray area between legal and illegal but they are usually geniuses. i am interested in people to make
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2009 9:00pm EDT
the new fairness doctrine exposed. let's go back a little bit in time. tell us exactly the fairness doctrine was. >> guest: the fairness doctrine was an fcc, federal communications, regulation. 1949 it was established. it was established to force broadcasters to reach out, to seek out opposing viewpoints on controversial issues. back then and 1949 there were only 2,000 radio stations in america. there were only a few fledgling television stations in america, and a glimmer of hope for television network or to. there wasn't so much media back and of course we didn't have the internet, we didn't have the diversity of the media we have today so it could be argued to some degree the fairness doctrine was a fair thing back then because a few overloaded on media with a political ideology it could sway opinion no question with lack of media we had back then but today there are 13,000 reduced asians in america. there is the internet. we have dozens of cable news channels. we have networks, tv stations, many more newspapers and magazines. there can be no argument for need of diversity of view
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 10:00pm EDT
. if you use stover, that's two roster spots to kicker. >> stan: that's why john, the roster spot is special teams player. >> gerry: in panthers territory before captain munnerlyn can take him off the feet. 9.30 minute left to play. >> stan: everybody is pinching to the inside to try and stop the short yardage play. it outflanks the player. you toss it out there and the guy in cannot get inside. >> gerry: first and 10 from the panthers 40 yard-line. matt lawrence as the deep back. lawrence will get his first carry of the night. only gets about a yard to go up top. looking for harper. and he can't pull it in. justin harper going down the sidelines accompanied by wilson. hard to tell at first blush. harper almost made a sensation at grab. >> stan: good concentration. what troy smith did. troy pumped over the night hold that safety in the middle of the field and then threw it down the sideline. he needs to throw it 2 yards further. >> gerry: troy smith will go from the shotgun. panthers rush forward. demetrius williams will take it to the 21 yard-line. penalty flag down on the play. >>
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2009 12:00am EDT
actually used to splice tape for larry king be he is a native bahamian. and also the real estate agent he sold the the house and thought i would like to meet a local couple on the island and drove me up to jimmy's house with his wife hannah who is a canadian by birth after listening to two stories are realized he had never told me what he had done for a living the. i have chosen the best stories of all of the tails he had told and he said should i tell him? he is a white and bahamian one of the but minorities his family were original buccaneers working for the british crown and he proceeded to tell me at one time as you will read about he was a huge drug trafficker between colombia and united states and did so for a good decade before he was indicted by a uncle sam. >> host: you mentioned in this profession by jimmy and i thought that was a fascinating basis to start. do want to share exactly how he got into the business? >> guest: he is a very health-conscious individual as a drug trafficker you think they would partaking of a little weed and what they are selling but he is a te
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2009 6:00pm EDT
abt the roman world that we bring with us to this day and it's very important to understand those roots. in fact, i have several books that are going to touch on this. when i was growing up, in the - 1960s and the 1970s, one early thing that clung to me was this fear of decline. in large part it was driven by my understanding of the military history. it was duringthe vietnam war. i'd seen the fall of saigon and i thought, you know, this could be it. this could be the riots in the streets and the social upheaval and revolution and and so for me when i grow up to be an active participant in public affairs, my goal is to stop this decline. among the books i read on this was one you probably have never heard of. it was a book by montischu. it was the considerations of the greatness of the romans and their decline. that's what i wanted to know. now, in lieu -- if you can't find that book, virtually equally good one is machiavelli discourses. he's concerned with thearious same question these are both very practical books ty look at roman history but they're trying to draw eternal lesso
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2009 12:00am EDT
it is brought us 50 years ago, where it was very a different world, and where we try to adjust to each other, the exclusive powers, with a hufe power able to destroy each other with great fear, and then, in 59, manthings change. khrushchev came to the united states and nikita khrushchev was my father and i am sergei khrushchev, and they did many interesting things there. .. >> why did you write this book? the 50 years ago leader of one country from a united states had grids are maybe thousands of liters came here. but sometimes you saide is eccentric bud the president yeltsin was more ecctric. when khrushchev ce here, he just showed the time like his contemporary politicians here raer go to the commodore show rather than of the cnn show. maybe it is part of my fath's behavr may be because it was back through the old woman is not eliminated but it was changed. why did you write this book? >> guest: write the book because i happen to stumble upon the story of your father, ed khrushchev trip to the united states which is now 50 years ago but when i stumbled upon it was only 30 or 35
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2009 9:00pm EDT
the white store across the street. >> host: you use the word lynching but you said they were shot and often we think of lynching as a hanging. what exactly is lynching? >> is a complicated word but it include shootings, hangings. it is a vigilante justice outside of the legal system but also just is that is accepted by the legal system which is to say it is not prosecuted. the first lynchings to a place during the american revolution when the legal system was falling apart and used to discipline people who did not support the patriotic cause and also lynching was common and frontier areas where there were not a lot of cords then post reconstructions south they began to be used by whites to discipline african-americans sometimes it involved hanging that was the most ritual form but also could involve shooting or other forms of a murdered. >> host: when she writes about this lynching from the three men from the people's grocery store, what is that she is writing about? wetter her ideas? what does she think can be done at that time? >> guest: she is writing about it and partly in answer
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2009 10:00pm EDT
. welcome back. in case you just joined us, the pay rats' offense was the rule of the day. byron kerr and ray knight as pittsburgh takes game two and the nationals started off like gangbusters in the first inning. we thought it might be a good night for the nats' offense, too. >> it sure looked like it. stammen, with his history of going deep enough in the ballgame and howing tapes three runs. the base hit up the middle by christian guzman. and zimmerman fights one off. adam doubles down the left- field line as milledge. you're going the see it there. nice hustle. he was starting to do a little more often under riggleman. the ball falls in for a double. runners on second and third. and then the sac fly here by newly, freshly recalled elijah dukes. two runs on the board early, and i thought we had something working, and then we didn't do anything until zim doubles down the left-field line hard and adam strikes out and after willingham walks, dukes flies out. bard doubles to right field deep right at the base of the wall. zimmerman scores, willingham to third, and we weren't able to do
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2009 11:00am EDT
>> please let us know about book fairs and festivals in your area, and we'll add them to our list. e-mail us at booktv@cspan.org. >> coming up next, booktv presents after words, an hour long program where we invite guest hosts to interview authors. this week, harry stein, author of how i accidentally joined the vast right wing conspiracy and found inner peace, discusses his latest book, i can't believe i'm sitting next to a republican. mr. stein uses humor to explore the partisan divisions he sees in many aspects of u.s. society. mr. stein discusses his book with author and former time magazine writer and editor stephane kanfer. .. >>host: it has the strange side that people don't acknowledge very much. it is revealed in henry stein title. >>guest: the title of the book is "i can't believe i'm sitting next to a republican" which is what somebody's said to me at a dinner party. i have been searching for a title for this book which is really about being a rich state conservative marooned in a blue states. it was a book about those kinds of people. from the new york times. these thin
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2009 9:00pm EDT
tellers. they use rhythm and rhyme to create moments of inspiration and insight in their listeners. they move them from some place to another. while not moving at all. and that's what hip hop can do. that's wha theest in poetic tradition has always done. : >> at the bradley is the author the book of rhymes. >> hello. now we will discuss the book of peter carlson who is a "washington post" reporter for 22 years then he wrote this very interesting book, "k blows top". i will interview him late given that before he wrote this book, he interviewed me. [laughter] so it is in some way about me and some chapters are about me. i found is book is very interesting. 50 years ago when it was a very different world ande try to adjust to each oth with the two superpowers, they were able to destroy each other with great fear. and then in 1959, manyhings change. khrushchev came to the united states and nikita khrushchev was my father and ibm sergei khrushchev. it was a political discussion it was very serious talk but also many funny things. andeter found all of the anything sple them togethe in t
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2009 12:00pm EDT
three miles long. the baker on a island is also the minister he actually used to splice tape for their rekeying in his early days in my amy -- miami but he is in a death a man. he is also the real estate agent and came by and thought he would introduce me to a local couple and drove me of to jimmy's house to meet jimmy and hannah and after listening to two hours of stories that were fascinating i realized he had never told me what he did for a living to experiee all these incredible things. i have chosen the bus stories and he looked at his wife and said should i tell him? he is white by the man one of the minorities his family has been there a couple hundred years there were original buccaneers working for the british crown. he told me he was a huge drug trafficker between colombia and the united states and did so for a good decade before he was indicted by uncle sam. >> host: you mentioned the unlike the beginning of this profession and i thought that was a fascinating basis the one to share with our listeners exactly how he got into the business? >> jimmy is a very health cons
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2009 12:00am EDT
hundred dollar bills. new york or washington use the hundred dollar bills -- >> host: i don't see them. >> guest: mabey bald wallsten you never see them. this kid at $250,000 in stacks of hundreds sitting about his laundry and i followed them to vegas and they were making money. they made about $6 million playing blackjack. i joined the team for six months and got into it and that is where that story came from. >> host: this book where did this come from? >> guest: "the accidental billionaries," i got an e-mail at two in the morning sitting on my website, i get bizarre e mails and this kid was a senior at harvard and said i've got a great story for you and you hear that all the times and you're kind of not that excited, but i met this kid for a drink and he shows up with this kiki kid who was the co-founder of facebook but no one had ever heard of him because everyone knows mark zuckerberg but no one knows the other kid and he was there in the beginning and told me this wild story. and i love facebook. i knew about it and was a big fan and used it so once i heard what happened i was pu
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2009 10:00pm EDT
couple hits to get us back in it, and you know, had good at-bats but the hits didn't fall. so that's that. >> you guys had guys up in the pen early, was it important to let matusz pitch out, attempt to the pitch out of that. >> my thoughts were, as long as he was throwing the ball well, you know, his delivery was good. his mound presence was good. i didn't want to see him have a long inning and maybe errors behind him or successive hits. i didn't want the run his pitch count up in that one inning. i think that's where you're guarded. you're guarded with a guy like that, like you would be with any young pitcher. it's important they learn how to pitch out of jams. they are allowed the opportunity to go deep as lodge as they can and as long as they are throwing well and look like it is free and easy. matusz doesn't labor. so, you know, in that regard, that's a good outing for him. >> at one point in the 3rd inning you gave him extra looks. did that discourage him the strike? >> i think matusz competes. i think one pitch, one pitch and a bad inning you know could have, might have, should
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2009 10:00pm EDT
will be the pinch runner. for jason bourgeois. victimised on a breaking pitch. and if you joining us on masn. we're at national's park. an hour and 21 minute delay. then the viewers got two in the first. traded runs in the second. milwaukee led 7-2. and tieing it in the 4th. brewers scored 9-8. long way to go on a saturday night. and visiting with jason bergmann. and brew ares about to pinch hit. catalanotto this year is a pinch hitter 6 for 23 but a homerun or r.b.i. brewers with runners a the 1st and 3rd. 2 outs. fastball down. morgan is going to get there. in the gap. that keeps milwaukee from further damage if the top of the 6th. pitcher's spot in the top of the order. center fielder colliding to that ball beautifully. at pnc, it's doing what most benefits our customers. whether that's building more certified green buildings than anyone on earth. creating online banking tools for the next generation. or making a 10 year, $100 million investment in kids. it's how we've always done business. and will for a very long time to come. pnc. leading the way.  >> bob: the monument li
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2009 12:00pm EDT
to look at us and think we are the bad guys. if this were an '80's movie we would be dressed as skeletons. they look like that. and they are the jocks. they remember. we will talk about that later. but they were at the top of the social hierarchy. they had this idea to make a web site called the harvard connection which ended up being connect you. it was a dating site. that's basically what it was. and they needed a geek to do their computer coding. so after mark did that hack he ended up in all of the college newspapers. so they read about this geeky kid who had done this incredible hack. they said that is our kid. they hired -- well, hired as a strong word. they said partner with us. mark never helped them make their web site, but shortly afterwards he launched facebook. so the twins decided that he had stolen their idea. it went from there. it is a difference of opinion. i am not one to judge whose idea it really was. they all had ideas. there were a lot of social networking ideas going around. friend serve was already in existence. you remember friend serve? but at the time
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